Sunday, June 21, 2009
These rocks, along with a stone wall that runs pretty much the width of the backyard, is what remains of a huge barn that was once stood on the property. We know this, because we have an actual photograph given to us by the previous occupants. We've traced the history as far back to find that it all started as a 100 acre plot of land. The two story house was built by Jacob Hamblen (b 1756), "an honest man, successful farmer and a good citizen"(History of Gorham). From our research, we do believe that the house was built around 1820, with the barn appearing soon after. We have accumulated an awful lot of history on the house and all the occupants who have ever walked these floors. If I do say so, quite an interesting linage. But of the great barn, that stood just up the hill a ways? All that remains are these solid granite stones in their final resting place.